Medicine Overview of Amigatin Tablet
Side Effects of Amigatin are Constipation, Difficulty in urination, Weight gain, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Tiredness, Uncoordinated body movements, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Blurred vision, Dryness in mouth.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Amitriptyline. Gabapentin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant which increases the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline) that stop the movement of pain signals in the brain. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).
In Depth Information on Amigatin Tablet
Amigatin Tablet related warnings
Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet may impair your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amigatin 300 mg/10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Questions Related to Amigatin
I suffered from brain stroke. How long can I use gabapentin 300 mg tablets ?
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. This medicine is used to calm down the neuropathic pain. You may take it till you feel better. Later your doctor may reduce the dose and stop it.
I m suffering due to pain in left testis, so I visited pgimer Chandigarh in urology deptt. There I had gone for dopler ultrasound testis and its reports are normal Now whenever I lay down at bed I felt a smaal lump in testis,when I touchdown it, the pain radiates in whole left testis Now I m feeling pain sometimes in both tastis Is it a sign of early vericoseal Or something else Pls. Suggest
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
it is a neuropathic pain and it won't show any abnormality in USG. i am worried about the lump u r talking about. its better if u consult a surgeon, PGIMER UROLOGY is the best place to go for examination. if they say its normal, its normal. for pain take pregaba m 1 od
Frequently asked questions about Amigatin Tablet
Amigatin is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Amitriptyline. This medicine is useful in the treatment of nerve pain (Neuropathic pain). This medicine calms the damaged or overactive nerves by acting on the brain. Thereby, it decreases the pain sensation.
Q. Can I stop taking Amigatin when my pain is relieved?
No, you should not stop taking Amigatin even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Amigatin, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain, and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the dose before you stop the medication completely.
Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Amigatin?
Amigatin can make you feel hungry and it can be difficult to stop yourself from putting on weight. However, preventing weight gain is easier than losing increased weight. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Don't eat foods that contain a lot of calories, such as soft drinks, oily food, chips, cakes, biscuits, and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruit, vegetables, and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will also help to keep your weight stable. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.
Q. Can the use of Amigatin cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Amigatin may make you feel drowsy or you may suddenly fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Sometimes, you might not even feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Do not drive a car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Amigatin affect my sex life?
Sexual side effects are common with the use of Amigatin in both men and women. Different sexual problems can occur due to Amigatin like decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction (inability to develop or maintain an erection during the sexual activity) and orgasm problem. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and comfort while having sex. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor. Do not stop taking Amigatin.
Q. Can the use of Amigatin change the colour of urine?
Yes, Amigatin can the change the colour of the urine to blue or green colour. This change in colour is expected while using Amigatin, and it is not harmful. Your urine colour will be normal once you stop taking Amigatin.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Amigatin?
Serious side effects with Amigatin are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: changes in body temperature, difficulty in breathing, increased heartbeat (palpitations), weakness, unsteadiness when walking, reduced co-ordination or slowed reactions, unusual changes in mood or behaviour such as restlessness, nervousness, or excitement, signs of depression, seeing or hearing things that are not there, irrational thinking, blurred or double vision, uncontrollable jerky eye movements, difficulty seeing, signs of frequent infections such as fever, severe chills, sore throat or mouth ulcers. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.
Q. How long will the Amigatin take to act?
An initial benefit with Amigatin may be seen after 2 weeks of treatment. However, it may take around 2-3 months to see full benefit and even. It may take longer in some patients.
Q. What if I forget to take Amigatin?
If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Amigatin and it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed because this may increase the risk of unwanted side effect. If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor about taking Amigatin.
Q. What if I take too much of this drug by mistake?
Contact your doctor immediately or visit the emergency at the nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken a very high dose of Amigatin. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include drowsiness, weakness, unsteady when walking, having double visions, slurred speech or diarrhoea, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, body temperature changes (low and high), difficulty in breathing and increased heart beat.
Q. Will Amigatin be more effective if taken more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Is there anything I need to avoid while taking Amigatin?
Amigatin may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do an activity that requires you to be alert. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Amigatin. It can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous. .Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may also interact with this medicine and cause unwanted side effects. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Use of Amigatin can make you more prone to sunburns. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen when you are outdoors during the daytime.
Q. How often should I see the doctor ?
You may need to see your doctor regularly if you have started to take Amigatin. However, even after taking Amigatin as advised and your symptoms are still not improving or you are experiencing some unwanted side effect that affects your routine activities, consult your doctor.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Amigatin?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
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